News and Events

The program "Treasures of New York" featured Columbia University's Manhattanville campus and the inauguration of the Jerome L. Greene Science Building which houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and was designed by celebrated architect Renzo Piano. Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow, Daphna Shohamy, featured.

 

 

Faculty member Esteban Calvo has two new publications. The first is “Retirement Sequences of Older Americans: Moderately Destandardized and Highly Stratified Across Gender, Class, and Race” in The Gerontologist, and was co-authored with Ignacio Madero-Cabib and our director Ursula Staudinger. Here sequence analysis was used to model labor-force patterns among older Americans.  The authors were surprised to uncover patterns that seemed more standardized, irreversible, and age graded than previously reported.

MPA student, Christina Norwood '17, was the recipient of the 2017 Regina Loewenstein Prize "for Academic Excellence in Health Policy and Management for Highest Academic Achievement."  The Columbia Aging Center is proud to congratulate former Perspectives on Aging President, Christina Norwood, on this great achievement. Christina also served as the rapporteur for our University Seminar: The Future of Aging Research. She begins a new job at Emory University and we wish her much continued success.

 

Associate Director, Ruth Finkelstein, Principal Investigator on the project “Generativity in Deprived Urban Contexts?

The Columbia Aging Center Announces Funding for

Four New Projects to Develop Aging Science at

Columbia University

A Research Program to Explore the Modifiability of Aging

 

Age Boom Academy 2017 

Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism host the 2017 Age Boom Academy: Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement from June 8 to 10, 2017.

PRESS RELEASE - NEWS FROM THE COLUMBIA AGING CENTER

Global Aid for Health Leaves Older Adults Out in the Cold

“Don’t Lose Your Brain at Work – The Role of Recurrent Novelty at Work in Cognitive and Brain Aging,” relates new findings about how work can affect brain aging.  (February 6, 2017 issue of Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00117) Co-authors include Jan Oltmanns as well as Columbia Aging Center director Ursula Staudinger. 

MPH Student Taylar Peoples (MSPH Class of 2017) has spent the last two years working as a Research Assistant with faculty member David Weiss.  Her work and findings are featured in the latest issue of the Mailman School of Public Health "Student Voices" profile.

The Columbia Aging Center's digital narrative on what it looks like to grow old in New York City is featured this week in a slideshow in Next Avenue.  Directed, created and written by Senior Staff Association, Dorian Block, "Exceeeding Expectations" follows 20 people over 80 in their journey around New York City. The team spent thousands of hours and hundreds of days with our subjects to bring to light the stories of these New Yorkers.

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